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Report from a commander of a Ratel armoured car (cavatina)

(after Randall Jarrell)

From my mere childhood I was called-up
to the army,
found myself in walls of armoured steel;
the enemy
roared in with Russian battle tanks,
never free
from projectiles that were exploding,
life was a very rude awakening.

[Reference: "The death of the Ball Turret Gunner" by Randall Jarrell.]

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Randall Jarrell

This poet who could write
with voice of child, drawn
from eyes whose spark
had never dimmed

walked into traffic at 51
to meet a solid, metal fate,

but the words of the wonderchild
still live in the books on library shelves,
need only a reader's
glance to ignite,
and what I want to know is

why fate had to be so solid
as it barrelled its say
to lay him low?

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Walking In Traffic For E.e., And The Blind Man I Do Not Know

when
i
go for a

w
a
l
k
i
take my dog
(you) see

we
go(in)
and
o u t
of-traffic
he takes care of
me

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